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Rohtak medical faculty on the run
Rohtak, April 17
The faculty of the Pt B D Sharma Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), the only government-owned medical college in the state, is a demoralised lot and searching for avenues elsewhere. A number of faculty members have recently left and many are planning to leave.

At the mercy of callous officials & surging waters
Kalkha (Panipat), April 17
Even as Haryana farmers reap a bumper crop, their counterparts in Kalkha, Sutana and Karad villages are on the verge of starvation. The Drain No 3, which passes through these villages, has become a drain of woes, rendering 1,000 acres of fertile land waste.

Can a criminal commit a crime in custody?
Panipat, April 17
Can a criminal in custody commit a crime? The answer may be no but the Panipat police has “allowed” Jasbir alias Nanha, a resident of Siwah village, to perform this feat. His name was included in a challan in a car snatching case in Model Town last year, even though he was in judicial custody at that time.

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Vivek Oberoi of Company fame in the Capital on Wednesday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

The why and wherefore of the CNG crisis – I
New Delhi, April 17
The transport crisis had its beginning three years ago (July 8, 1998), when the Supreme Court ruled that the passenger bus fleet of Delhi be increased from 6,000 to 10,000 by April 1, 2001 and, moreover, the entire fleet be converted to CNG. The objective was to expand the city’s public transport system and also to control pollution.

CSE files FIR against cyber ‘canard’
New Delhi April 17
The Centre for Science and Environment, which has been in the forefront on the CNG issue in the Capital, today filed an FIR in Ambedkar Nagar police station alleging that a cyber campaign has been launched against the green group to tarnish its reputation. 

Private hands will now keep Haryana clean
Faridabad, April 17
The state government is considering a proposal to hand over the work of cleanliness and maintenance of street lights to private hands in about 14 more towns. Faridabad is the first town in the state where a part of cleanliness work and operation of water tube-wells had been entrusted to private bodies on contract.


Proposal to beef up Delhi Police
New Delhi, April 17
The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr Vidyasagar Rao, today informed the Rajya Sabha that the Delhi Police had a sizeable number of sophisticated weapons in its armoury which included self-loading and bolt-action 7.62 mm rifles, carbines, AK-47s and MP-5s.

BJP report on MCD debacle in a week 
New Delhi, April 17
The three-member committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party, specially set up to analyse the cause of the party’s dismal performance in the recent Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls, would submit its report within a week.

Border areas: Haryana to encourage pvt bus operators
Sonepat, April 17
The Haryana Transport Department has decided to grant permits to private operators of the districts bordering Rajasthan for plying buses to meet the losses being suffered by the Haryana Roadways on account of the introduction of private bus services by the Rajasthan Government.

This school teaches them to face the exam of life
New Delhi, April 17
The deaf and dumb suffer under grave disabilities and deserve the full sympathy and help of others. Fortunately despite their disabilities, many of them have succeeded in making their lives productive. 

Chautala inaugurates four projects
Jhajjar, April 17
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, was on an inauguration spree in the district today. During his one-day tour, the CM inaugurated as many as four projects at different places in the district. 

Double murder: Shopkeepers to down shutters
Sonepat, April 17
The action committee of the Traders’ Association has announced its decision to down the shutters of shops on April 22, the day the Chief Minister is visiting Gohana town, in protest against the failure of the police to apprehend the suspects involved in the double murder committed on the night of last Monday.

Round the world in a Gypsy to save earth
New Delhi, April 17
Two environment enthusiasts from Pondicherry today embarked on a world tour to promote awareness about environmental protection and to spread the message of world peace and nuclear disarmament. The two enthusiasts, Mr T. Srinivasa Rao and Mr R. Gnanasekaran, will undertake the world tour on a Maruti Gypsy King. The tour will conclude at the UN Headquarters in New York in December 2002.
Jagdish Khattar, managing director, Maruti Udyog Ltd, flagging off the world peace tour
by T. Srinivasa Rao and R. Gnanasekaran in the Capital on Wednesday. —Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Jagdish Khattar, managing director, Maruti Udyog Ltd, flagging off the world peace tour

Foundation stone for sub-station laid
Rohtak, April 17
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, today laid the foundation stone of 132-KV sub-station at Kheri Meham village. The sub-station, proposed to be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 6.37 crore, would benefit nearly 22,000 consumers in 25 villages.
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Heroin unit unearthed in Sultanpuri
New Delhi, April 17
The Special staff of West Delhi police today claimed to have unearthed a heroin-manufacturing unit for the first time in Sultanpuri and arrested three persons. Acting on a secret information, sleuths of the special cell carried out a raid and unearthed the heroin manufacturing unit and seized 8.2 kg of narcotics.

DTC driver loses life in bid to separate clashing students
New Delhi, April 17
A DTC bus driver was killed after an unidentified person hit him with a stone on his nose when he tried to intervene in a clash between a group of school students in Lajpat Nagar today. The victim, Rajinder Singh (45), was hit on his nose after which he collapsed with blood oozing out from his nose. 

Woman gang raped in park
New Delhi, April 17
A married woman was allegedly gang raped in front of her husband in the Ashok Vihar area of North-West district on Tuesday night. The woman was taking a stroll with her husband in a park in the night when a gang of five unidentified youths surrounded the couple and gang raped the woman. 

Girl stabbed to death in house
New Delhi, April 17
A 20-year-old BA (correspondence) student, Raj Saini, was found stabbed to death at her house in Bhagawathi Vihar in Uttam Nagar today. The body of the girl was discovered around 11 am. When her mother went to her room, she found her dead with multiple stab wounds in the body.

Disabled youth helps catch hospital peon taking bribe
Faridabad, April 17
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Arun Kumar, announced a cash award of Rs 10,000 to a resident of Amarpur village for his help in getting an employee of Bhadshah Khan Civil Hospital here caught red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 today.


Tool unit yet to pay wages for 42 months
Faridabad, April 17
A tool-manufacturing company here has not released the salary and bonus of its workers for a period of 42 months between 1996 and March 2000. The aggrieved employees have now sought the help of the district administration to get their dues released.


Hostel for deaf-mute kids 
Sonepat, April 17
The deaf and dumb children care centre, being run by the District Red Cross Society, has become a model institute for carrying out humanitarian work in Sonepat.

UGC pushes for excellence in biotechnology
he University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved an allocation of Rs 30 crore to the Jawaharlal Nehru University for five years, subject to an annual review and monitoring of performance in the thrust area for excellence in “genetics, genomics and biotechnology”.
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Jamia to make a study of media 
hile the student fraternity at Jamia Millia Islamia prepares for their examinations, the university is all set to examine the role of the media in present times. In the second week of May, the university is organising a one-day symposia on three themes, viz: ‘Responsible Journalism: Issues and Constraints’, ‘Role of Media in the Present Society’ and ‘Role of Women in Media’.


State-of-the-art ESI Hospital for Gurgaon 
Gurgaon, April 17
Mr Sharad Yadav, Union Minister of Labour, laid the foundation stone of a new ESI Hospital at Sector-9 Gurgaon today. The dignitaries present on the occasion, included Dr Sudha Yadav, member of Parliament, Mr Vinod Vaish, Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Mrs Suman Swarup, Director-General, ESI Corporation.

Importance of counselling in today’s world stressed
New Delhi, April 17
The Amity Institute of Behavioural and Allied Sciences (AIBAS) held a daylong seminar on ‘Counselling: The Healing Touch of 21st Century’ at the Amity Campus in Noida during which mental health experts highlighted the burning need and relevance of counselling for people belonging to every walk of life.


Bhati wrecks Jat Heroes 
New Delhi, April 17
A devastating bowling spell of 6 for 26 by Mahesh Bhati and a riveting knock of 53 studded with one six and five fours off 67 balls by Jammu and Kashmir Ranji Trophy player Raju Sharma helped Collage Group beat Jat Heroes by five wickets to enter the pre-quarter-final of the 12th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament for the HRS Trophy at the Khalsa College ground in the Capital on Wednesday.

PATA golf and tennis to light up TTC
New Delhi, April 17
The Pacific-Asia Travel Association (PATA), as part of its 51st Travel and Tourism Convention (TTC), will entertain their friends from overseas in golf and tennis tournaments.

Ashish, Vikram dazzle for Ram Pal Academy
New Delhi, April 17
A swashbuckling knock of 62 by Ashish Joshi and a deadly 4 for 20 bowling spell by leg-spinner, Delhi Under-16 player Vikram Mahajan, enabled Ram Pal Cricket Academy defeat Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura by five wickets in the first Gyan Prakash Memorial Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Siri Fort Sports Complex ground.

Big win for FCI in DDCA League 
New Delhi, April 17
Food Corporation of India (FCI) inflicted a crushing 145 runs defeat on Rajanigandha Club in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the DAV College ground.

Mohan Sharma cracks 148
New Delhi, April 17
A sparkling knock of 148 runs with seven sixes and 17 fours off 106 balls by Mohan Sharma and a dashing knock of 70 by M P Singh (4x6, 6x4, 45b) helped Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Trust beat British High Commission by 53 runs in the final of the Commonwealth Cricket Tournament for the Raymond Trophy at the Nehru Stadium ground.

Shakti Club beat Dronacharya Foundation
New Delhi, April 17
Shakti Club beat Dronacharya Cricket Foundation by five runs in a thrilling limited overs match played at the Yamuna Vihar Sports Complex. Shakti, who won the toss and elected to bat, made 194 in 43.5 overs while Dronacharya Cricket Foundation were all out for 189 in 45 overs, to fall short by five runs.


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